Gartner Expert

Stephen Kleynhans

VP Analyst

Stephen Kleynhans is a Research Vice President with Gartner. Mr. Kleynhans has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in end-user computing environments. He advises clients on how to best exploit the expanding range of computing form factors, including personal computers, information appliances, mobile devices and emerging platforms, and is an authority on user computing strategies, including vendor assessment, PC and mobile platforms, technical architecture, operating systems, and product selection and integration. Mr. Kleynhans is a long-term Microsoft watcher and is frequently called on to speak at conferences and provide commentary in the press.

Roles and responsibility

Procurement

IT planners

IT architects

End-user support

End-user operations

End-user planning

Previous experience

Prior to becoming an analyst in 1994, Mr. Kleynhans worked in network integration and PC services, assisting clients in developing end-user computing strategies, and created and ran an extensive interoperability research and testing facility.

Professional background

Crowntek Business Centres

National Technology Director

Datacrown

Systems Analyst

Areas of coverage

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)

Microsoft Windows and Office (retired)

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Education

B.S., Computer Science, University of Toronto

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Best practices around planning for and rolling out Microsoft Windows 10

2Best practices with PC planning and procurement, including RFP review

3Selecting and configuring PCs and choosing PC vendors

4How to equip users today and in the future, including device and platform selection

5Understanding how user technology is evolving, including new architectures and devices